</SPAN>* Despite dire forecasts, season has been benign for U.S.
* Atlantic weather turned many storms harmlessly north
* Pacific enjoys one of the quietest seasons on record
By Tom Brown
MIAMI, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season has been very active in the number of storms but is likely to go down as a non-event for most people in the United States, which has so far dodged a major landfall, the top official U.S. hurricane forecaster said on Tuesday.
Before the June 1-Nov. 30 season got under way, residents of hurricane danger zones were warned by many forecasters they faced a very high probability of a major hurricane making landfall along the U.S. coastline.